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Sep 14, 2020
Livingstone Shire officially home to state’s top drop

Livingstone Shire officially home to state’s top drop

Livingstone Shire Council can lay claim to producing the State’s top drop after taking honours at the 2020 Sigura Best of the Best Queensland Water Taste Test. The winning water was sourced from a pristine dunal water system at Waterpark Creek and treated at Woodbury Water Treatment Plant, the council said. It went head to head with other tap water samples from across Queensland in a bl...

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Sep 14, 2020
Federal pledge to fund  Rocky Sports Stadium

Federal pledge to fund Rocky Sports Stadium

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has committed up to $23 million in federal funds towards the development of a ‘game changing’ Rocky Sports Stadium. The Rocky Sports Stadium aims to create a multi-purpose venue capable of hosting major events, as well as being a local community and sporting hub, which will provide a boost to the Central Queensland region. “Back in 2013, ...

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Sep 14, 2020
Bundaberg Port industries benefit from $5.3m upgrade

Bundaberg Port industries benefit from $5.3m upgrade

A newly completed road upgrade at Bundaberg Port is expected to drive future growth and development opportunities. The $5.3 million upgrade to improve truck access will allow Buss and Newman streets to become the main route for heavy vehicle traffic commuting into the precinct. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said with growth at the port doubling to more than 500,000 tonnes pe...

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Sep 12, 2020
Drill and blast tool draws  design honours

Drill and blast tool draws design honours

State-of-the-art technology that captures real-time fragmentation measurement data for optimising drill and blast operations has won a Good Design Award Accolade. FRAGTrack drew the honours in the Engineering Design category for Orica and design partners Design Anthology, Newie Ventures and Your Engineer Mechanical Design. The Good Design Awards Jury praised FRAGTrack, ...

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Sep 12, 2020
Inland councils seek $200m commitment on roads

Inland councils seek $200m commitment on roads

An action group is keen to put inland roads funding firmly on the agenda in Queensland in the lead up to the State election. The Inland Queensland Roads Action Project (IQ-RAP) working group has has sent letters to each political party to request infrastructure investment commitments over the next four years. They have been asked to endorse the Inland Queensland Road Network Strategy, inve...

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Sep 11, 2020
Setback for coal safety inquiry

Setback for coal safety inquiry

The findings of an inquiry into a blast at the Grosvenor longwall and other gas incidents in underground coal mines have been put back six months. An interim report indicates the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry regards the goaf as being of particular interest as the most likely source of the methane that ignited on the face at Grosvenor in May. Board of Inquiry chair Terry Martin sa...

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Sep 11, 2020
FDC to deliver $37m CQ school of mining

FDC to deliver $37m CQ school of mining

FDC Construction & Fitout has won the contract to build a $37 million School of Mining and Manufacturing for CQUniversity. CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Nick Klomp said the new School of Mining and Manufacturing would support emerging and future skills in the mining and manufacturing sectors and would help support regional recovery in those industries. “Mining remains a critical indust...

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Sep 11, 2020
Rio Tinto heads roll in cave blast fallout

Rio Tinto heads roll in cave blast fallout

Rio Tinto boss Jean-Sébastien Jacques and two further senior executives are being replaced after outcry over the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters in Western Australia’s Pilbara region in May. Rio Tinto’s decision to destroy the two culturally significant 46,000-year-old rock shelters for an iron ore mine expansion has been at the centre of an inquiry by a parliam...

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Sep 11, 2020
Anthill copper mine set to come online in early 2021

Anthill copper mine set to come online in early 2021

Privately-owned Australian company Austral Resources aims to kick off mining at its Anthill copper deposit north of Mount Isa in early 2021, after purchasing it from Chinese-owned CST Minerals last year. The project is set to deliver a real boost to the local employment market and inject much-needed funds into the economy, the new owners say.  Managing director Shane O’Connell said t...

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